We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept WellCare near Kissimmee, FL.

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Dr. Mario Felipe Moquete, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
809 E Oak Street; Suite 201
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Moquete practices adult gastroenterology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Moquete attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Moquete has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, constipation, esophageal ulcer, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Ricardo Crisostomo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
201 Hilda Street; Suite 33
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Celebration, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Crisostomo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Federal University of Bahia and then he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Vijayvargiya honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then she performed her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Stem ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal practices general internal medicine in Kissimmee, FL. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Afzal obtained his medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Afzal is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasir Iqbal Rahmatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah sees patients in Kissimmee, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Rahmatullah's medical residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Rahmatullah's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1504 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Westlake Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mehr Rahmatullah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Before performing her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Rahmatullah attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rahmatullah accepts Coventry, TRICARE, First Health, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
814 N Main Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Pineda works as an adolescent medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pineda attended medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pineda is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Cluster Headache, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, Foreign Body Removal, Tension ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Kissimmee, FL. She graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. Dr. Wilson speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1300 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Adnan Akhtar is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akhtar include bone marrow biopsy. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Akhtar attended Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school. Dr. Akhtar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Frame's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hurley Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frame is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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